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    Tanya is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultTraining a dog on a bland diet??

    Rocky's had some diarrhea so he's on beef/rice/pumpkin for a few days.

    How do you all go about training when a dog isn't on kibble (and you should avoid treats)? We need to practice for our rally-o class (it's our second class on Wednesday) and I have flyball tomorrow morning. He should be good for the actually rally-o class but how do I keep working on our "homework" without treats?
    The hardest will be flyball. He is NOT into tugs so his reward for everything is food (mostly kibble, with some good good good treats for a great job). Tomorrow morning's practice will be hard. I can't not treat him.

    Any advice?
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    DefaultRe: Training a dog on a bland diet??

    when kaylie had colitis and other tummy issues, her training treats were boiled chicken bits and diced apple (rinsed with lemon juice to slow the browning)

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    DefaultRe: Training a dog on a bland diet??

    How about some plain boiled beef cut in little pieces?

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    DefaultRe: Training a dog on a bland diet??

    I know exactly your predicament!!!

    Will Rocky work for plain Cheerios? otherwise, I usually use the Wellness Pure Rewards treats... and rip them up really tiny. They're stinky which keeps Henry's attention.

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    DefaultRe: Training a dog on a bland diet??

    if you're feeling chef-ish, you could baste the cheerios in chicken or beef soup, then bake the flavour in...

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    DefaultRe: Training a dog on a bland diet??

    thanks guys - I never would have thought of such a simple solution!

    so do I make a broth of sorts, soak the cheerios then put in the oven? how long?

    I also DO have Wellness pure rewards left! (quite abit) I have so many treats, yikes!~ (a few bags of Zukes, some wellness...)
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    DefaultRe: Training a dog on a bland diet??

    I had Wellnes Jerky that I broke into little pieces for training. I swear - I thought that stuff smelled so good that I could eat it!

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    DefaultRe: Training a dog on a bland diet??

    I don't have a recipe, but I would just toast them on 'broil' for 30 seconds to a minute, to brown them a bit.

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    DefaultRe: Training a dog on a bland diet??

    i'll use more cheerios with some wellness for "really good runs"

    Do I soak them quickly then stick in the oven? (is that basting?) I guess I'm not sure how to ensure they don't get too wet and just...soggy!
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    DefaultRe: Training a dog on a bland diet??

    Robbie has to have a low fat diet because of his pancreatitis so I use boiled chicken a lot for his high value treat..I have often thought of using a little of the left over water and some garlic powder on cheerios for a less value treat..of course my guys will all work for anything so plain cheerios work just fine too..LOL

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